These are dark times for the world and lately, I’ve been posting a lot about not being afraid, because God is in control, but there is something else that I hope everyone can remember.
When darkness passes, then comes the morning.
God uses the bad things in our life for good. At the time, we may not see or understand it. This can lead to a lot of confusion, pain, hurt, and questions. But that’s the beauty of having a relationship with God. Talk to him about all your questions and pain, all of your confusion and doubt. When it’s right for you to hear from Him, He will respond to you.
Sometimes, you have to tear a building down to rebuild it better. Renovation is the cornerstone of progress. Sometimes, an artist or a writer can paint or write something that’s messy, ugly, or terrible, but from that, what happens when they have a drive to improve? They can take that mess and make something beautiful of it.
When darkness fills a room, so deep and dark you can’t see your hand right in front of your face… What happens when you light a candle?
The darkness goes away.
Darkness cannot exist where there is light.
So, my brothers and sisters in Christ, in this time of fear and darkness, instead of giving into that same worry and fear—whether it’s over the coronavirus, or our financial troubles, or even the social isolation—we need to be the light in the world and let Jesus shine His light through us.
Send a word of encouragement to those around you, especially on social media. These days, everyone is online. Comfort someone else, give them some reassurance and a Word from God today.
Be the candle, the light switch. When you let Jesus’ light shine through you, the darkness will go away.
Think of how much light a single light bulb shines? Enough to banish the darkness from half, if not all of a room.
Now, imagine what would happen if there were a hundred light bulbs. A hundred.
Friends, today, you and I can be the light that shines in the dark times the world is in.